At the Family Christmas Party, Allison walked away with a hardcover copy of Jon Krakauer’s book Into the Wild. The book chronicles the story of Christopher McCandless’ trek to Fairbanks Alaska where he ultimately dies in an abandoned bus. Christopher McCandless hitchhiked across the country and interacted with many people but was obsessed with living in Alaska away from people. He just walked away from his like one day and began trekking across the country. He gave away his trust fund and everything he had little buy little to live as he wanted. One of our favorite folk artist’s, Ellis Paul has a song about Christopher McCandless, called The Ballad of Chris McCandless, on his Speed of Trees CD. The book was a good read. Krakauer is most widely known for his book Into Thin Air about a disastrous and deadly climbing year on Everest.

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